158734 Clinical Research Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology (Fixed-term, 5 years)

Clinical Research Associate Professor of
Anaesthesiology (Fixed-term, 5 years)

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen


The University seeks to appoint a clinical research associate professor of Anaesthesiology to the Department of Clinical Medicine to commence from as soon as possible.

The clinical research associate professorship is combined with a clinical position at Zealand University Hospital, Department of Anaesthesiology.

It is a requirement for appointment that the applicant is accepted for both the clinical research associate professorship and the clinical position. In order to be considered the applicant must send an application to both the Faculty (the clinical research associate professorship) and to the hospital (the clinical position) cf. the simultaneously advertised clinical position. This also applies to applicants who are already employed at the Hospital. Applicants should only apply for a clinical position at one of the hospitals. The advertisement for the clinical position is available from https://www.regionsjaelland.dk/JobOgKarriere/Sider/JobSide.aspx?nr=33340

Information on the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen can be found at: https://ikm.ku.dk/

Job description

The clinical research associate professors’ duties will primarily consist of:

  • Research, in evidence based treatment of the critically ill, including organ failure, sedation and pain, aftercare, and prevention of late complications. Including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching of medical students, both bachelor- and master- students, staff and young doctors. Including associated examination
  • Research leadership at the intensive care unit. In collaboration with the local professor and the Head of the ICU provide and develop a visionary research strategy for the ICU. Supervise bachelor- and master-thesis, and PhD students. Initiate and run research studies, including funding, and publication of results. Facilitate and promote the clinical and academic development at the department
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments

The division between the different tasks may vary over the 5-year period of employment. Teaching obligations are equivalent to a previous external clinical associate professorship rate B.

Any current employment as clinical associate professor (rate A, B or rate C) will expire if the applicant is employed as a clinical research associate professor.

Required qualifications

The qualification requirement for the clinical research associate professor is a master’s degree in medicine, specialist status as well as further teaching and research qualifications, for example PhD or doctorate and subsequently documented scientific production on an international level. In addition, there will be an emphasis on experience with scientific guidance, research administration and international research collaboration.

The clinical research associate professors are also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment

A clinical research associate professor is paid in accordance with "Aftale af 29. november 2012 mellem Styrelsen for Universiteter og Internationalisering, Yngre Læger og Foreningen af Speciallæger om kliniske lektorer ved universiteter under Ministeriet for Forskning, Innovation og Videregående Uddannelser (Uddannelsesministeriet)" http://fivu.dk/lovstof/gaeldende-love-og-regler/uddannelsesinstitutioner/aftale-om-kliniske-lektorer-november-2012.pdf

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment of an associate professor are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.


For further information please contact Deputy Head of Department of Clinical Medicine, Professor Ruth Frikke-Schmidt ruth.frikke-schmidt@regionh.dk

Foreign applicants may find these links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and https://ism.ku.dk/workingconditions/


The application must be submitted in English and must include the following:

Application, including reasons for applying for this position (max 2 pages)
Curriculum vitae
List of 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
Teaching portfolio (template and guidelines:https://ikm.ku.dk/ansat/ansaettelser/
Research plan for the first three years (max. 3 pages)
Teaching plan (max. 1 page)
Self-declaration form (template https://ikm.ku.dk/ansat/ansaettelser/)
List of publications
Diplomas – all relevant certificates

Please note: "Documentation of funding/budget" – (not mandatory) – upload a blank document.


Application procedure


After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at jobportal.ku.dk.

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59pm, Tuesday 11 April 2023.

Interviews for this position will most likely be held in the month of June 2023.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 11-04-2023
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Department/Location: Department of Anaesthesiology at Zealand University Hospital

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